[occi-wg] name-based access to resources

Gary Mazz garymazzaferro at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 20:02:33 CDT 2009

That by default is the unidentified and unqualified (by attributes) occi 
name space. If  the representation was in XML, identifying the name 
space would be less ambiguous. However, other attributes can be added to 
resolve that issue, but that increases the parsing burden approaching 
the efficiencies  of other formats. There is no free ride here. Either 
the name space information as meta data is presented and need to be 
parsed or the meta data is removed and limit name spaces to one type. 
Reducing functionality is one way of eliminating  meta data and  
improving  efficiencies. If you want more functionality, you will have 
to pay for it.


Adrian Cole wrote:
> Well, no work except that we've coded in root-level paths like:
> /compute in the spec.
> I'm not sure if we intend that to be taken literally, but if so, it
> reduces options for exposing multiple interfaces.
> -Adrian
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Adrian Cole <adrian at jclouds.org> wrote:
>> I'm comfortable with that.  There's nothing about this interface that
>> requires rework of the primary.  It is really a 'value-add' that would
>> encourage a few more adopters.
>> Cheers,
>> -Adrian
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Gary Mazz <garymazzaferro at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I believe though discussions, multiple was sidelined to be examined in a
>>> later revision. If you could, place it on the issues list.
>>> -gary
>>> Adrian Cole wrote:
>>>> Hello, WG.
>>>> In re-reading the OCCI spec, something became clear to me I frankly
>>>> hadn't noticed before:  All operations require system-generated ids.
>>>> POST creates an object and returns a url containing its UUID.  All
>>>> other operations require this UUID.  UUIDs are important, and there
>>>> will be systems that should use this for efficiency's sake.  However,
>>>> moderate use would pretty much require users to store a mapping
>>>> between what they call a resource and its UUID.  This mapping would
>>>> end up as another table or cache that clients would need to maintain.
>>>> The alternate path is a name-based interface to the system that allows
>>>> access to resources based on ids the client decides.  A good example
>>>> of this is atmos online, where they have 2 interfaces: /objects and
>>>> /namespace but offer the same methods on each.  For convenience,
>>>> namespace methods return the UUID in a response header, so one can
>>>> later switch.  Regardless, clients do not need to parse metadata or
>>>> listings to access their resources as they are available by their
>>>> natural names.
>>>> Is this something we can consider supporting in OCCI?
>>>> Regards,
>>>> -Adrian
>>>> jclouds
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